The Great Commission with LCM

Working with Life for Children Ministry was an incredible adventure. We were able to meet so many friends and fellow Christians, and spread the love of Christ to people who didn’t know. We were inspired, and we got to inspire. In Kenya, we were greeted with such love and grace it was astonishing. The very first day in Kisumu, our team spent time learning from an amazing guardian through the ministry, a woman named Jerusa. She took us into her home and began to teach us her fine craft of making pottery. We each got to take some of the clay and try for ourselves. She gathers mud from the river just down from her house, and mixes it with just a touch of water to make the perfect combination, then she fashions and molds beauty within her hands. This is how she supports herself and her grandson, by selling her pottery. Jerusa prayed over our team with such passion and authority it blew me away. Even through the language barriers the Spirit was heavy and thick in that place, I was brought to tears in her living room. This was a woman that understands the mission and lives to please Jesus. Many moments like these throughout our two-week journey continued to impact my heart and remind my spirit of God’s love. We met other guardians caring for orphaned children due to HIV/AIDS, we prayed over the sick and broken, we watched God move in young children singing and playing, we helped treat people medically wherever we had the chance, we loved on people who live in dumps and on the streets, we climbed rocks, went exploring, tried new foods, and learned a lot about God, ourselves, and each other. We worked with LCM to bring the word of Christ however we possibly could; and it was definitely not always in the most obvious way. It was wonderful to have the chance to be a part of this team, even if just for a small time. I was able to see the incredible ways the Lord works through this ministry to reach the hearts of the Kenyan people. The few and the faithful, LCM daily lives out this verse…

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27

Charity Johnson



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